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Banana crop threatened by rare fungus

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(WJLA) - The world's banana crop may be in danger because of a fungus that has been found on plantations in a pair of major exporting countries.

Scientific American reports that the soil fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp.cubense has been found on banana plantations in both Mozambique and Jordan, and growers are worried that it could spread worldwide.

The Cavendish cultivar, which makes up a majority of the worldwide banana trade, is most at risk to this specific fungus.

READ MORE at scientificamerican.com.

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